Chad Waters on 1 Jul 2017 11:44:37 -0700

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Re: [PLUG] Guest Wi-Fi

Yes. Different channels won't interfere with each other. You do need to consider any nieghbors' APs within range though.

I haven't looked at consumer APs in a while: look for a model that supports multiple SSIDs and VLANs and you can do it all with 1 unit.

On Jul 1, 2017 2:01 PM, "Casey Bralla" <> wrote:
On Saturday, July 1, 2017 1:33:56 PM EDT JP Vossen wrote:
> Following up on the "Router Recommendations" email, any thoughts on how
> to do "guest" Wi-Fi at home?
> One idea is to move the WRT54GL to a guest segment and just get a new
> device for the Wi-Fi (with LAN rules) segment.  But that means that
> guest Wi-Fi is really old, which is not a show-stopper, but...  And I
> can see the 2 units interfering with each other, maybe?
> Thoughts?

I've often thought of doing this also.   I think that as long as you don't use
the same (or adjacent) channels on each device, you can have any number of
physical WAPs operating independently.   Just to be safe, I would place them
as far apart as is practical, but I don't think they will hurt each other.


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